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Within curricular offerings that include music ensembles, electives, and lessons and informal settings such as Open Mic nights and the Acapelicans group, Loomis students learn to express, create, and communicate through music. Whether music is a new interest or a long-time passion for you, we invite you to join the more than 35 percent of the student body involved in our programs.

The Hubbard Music Center, which houses a state-of-the-art music performance hall, is home to the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Jazz Band, Jazz Improv Ensemble, and Chamber Music class. Practice rooms and studios are open daily and into the evening for music lessons, small group rehearsals, and student practice. Music electives meet in a dedicated music classroom, William C. Card Music Laboratory, equipped with keyboards and computers, and the band and jazz programs share the Hoffman Large Ensemble Room. The active Music Department calendar is populated by well-attended recital samplers, seasonal major ensemble concerts, guest musician visits and performances, the student-run Musical Revue, Connecticut regional and state competitions and festivals, and student-inspired recitals, projects, and productions.

Music Department Faculty Members

Andris Briga

Digital Music Composition Instructor
(Director of Student Activities)

Susan Barone Chrzanowski

Music Department Chair, Choral/Vocal Director, Thomas Benedict Carter Instructor in Music, Guest Musician Series Director, Music Lessons Coordinator, Music Director for Winter Musical in NEO, Beginning Voice Class, Beginning Piano Class, advises Musical Revue and A Capelicans

Ken Fischer

Jazz Band Director, Jazz Improv & Theory Director, Jazz Piano Lessons Instructor

Netta Hadari

Orchestra Director, Head Chamber Music Coach, Director of Strings, Music Theory Instructor, Winter Term Chamber Music Afternoon Program

Advisor to Symphonicans Club

Jim Rickevicius

Guitar Ensemble Director, Beginning Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Lessons Instructor

David Winer

Wind Ensemble Director, Chamber Music Coach, Tuba/Euphonium Lessons Instructor

Music Lesson Instructors

Accompanist

Tamila Azadaliyeva

Bassoon

Kristen Powell

Cello

Rajan Kapoor

Chamber Music Coach

Tamila Azadaliyeva

Double Bass

Susan Powell

Drums

Elliot Wallace

Electric Bass

David Stoltz

French Horn

Cathryn Cummings

Guitar

David Madsen
Jim Rickevicius
David Stoltz

Jazz Piano

Ken Fischer

Oboe

Ling-Fei Kang

Percussion

Elliot Wallace

Piano

Tamila Azadaliyeva
Gail Harris

Trombone

Leroy Loomer

Trumpet

Peter Roe

Tuba/Euphonium

David Winer

Viola

Emily Deguzis

Violin

Kalena Bovell
Emily Deguzis
Dong-bin Shin

Voice 

Sarah Asmar
Susan Chrzanowski
Erica Maas

Woodwinds

James Kleiner

Orchestra & Wind Ensemble Present Winter Concert

The Loomis Chaffee Music Department will present a Winter Concert for Orchestra and Wind Ensemble on Sunday, December 15, the Hubbard Performance Hall at 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend the performance, and admission is free of charge.

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Guest Musicians Educate and Perform

Members of Five O’Clock Shadow, a professional a cappella group, conducted masterclasses with Concert Choir and Digital Music students and performed for the Loomis Chaffee community on Friday, November 15.

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